Strzała Bałtyku

Strzała Bałtyku

Strzała Bałtyku ( _en. Baltic Arrow) was an express train of the Polish State Railroads, which in the interbellum period travelled from Warsaw, via Laskowice Pomorskie, to Hel, crossing the distance within 6 hours and 50 minutes [ [http://www.rp.pl/artykul/180130_W_pogoni_za_luxtorpeda.html] ] .

After the war, the train continued service on a changed, shorter route, going in early 1960s from Warsaw to Gdynia in 4 hours and 18 minutes [ [http://miasta.gazeta.pl/trojmiasto/1,49421,5550856,Remont_torow_trwa__ale_co_z_pociagami_.html] ] . Interestingly enough, the 1960s train, which used steam engines, was faster than contemporary InterCity Express "Kaszub", which needs 4 hours and 26 minutes.

Route of the Strzała Bałtyku, 1937-1939

* Warszawa Gdanńka – Działdowo – Laskowice – TczewGdynia [ [ [http://beworld.info/btpk/nazwy.htm Names of Polish trains] ] .

Route of the Strzała Bałtyku, early 1960s

* Warszawa - Iława - Gdańsk - Gdynia [ [http://beworld.info/btpk/nazwy.htm Names of Polish trains] ] .

References

See also

* Luxtorpeda
* Polish Coal Trunk-Line
* Latający Wilnianin


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